Longnor - Newtown - Reaps Moor -Longnor

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Walk is mostly on field paths with some short stretches of road walking. There are no steep climbs at any point in the walk.
Most of the paths and stiles are easy to find, though the farm at Hawk's Yard OS 063630 seems to keep all its slurry in the line of the path. Diverting along paved walkways by farm buildings can get around this.
The pub at the centre of the walk, the Olde Butchers Arms is a remote moorland pub, which relies on walkers, local farmers and passers-by for most of its trade. There is usually a log fire burning. They offer a reasonable menu with good portions and affordable prices. There is usually a choice of real ales on offer, well-kept and reasonably priced. The landlord has invited me to eat my own food inside on occasions during cold weather, though do wait to be invited, or ask if he minds. There is little allowance for eating outside.
The return is easy, mostly following the Manifold Valley. Some areas can become waterlogged, though about half-distance there is a choice of taking a path higher up the valley side, running parallel and meeting at the same point just outside Longnor.

England - Central England - Staffordshire - Peak District


Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
20/10/2010 - michael whiteside

This is a brilliant walk through fabulous country especially on a sunny day. Tricky in parts but directions are superb so thanks Paul. GPS is not really necessary but reassuring across a couple of the big fields. The tea cakes in the cafe in Longnor at the end are the best anywhere.

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